SMWS – 46.69 – Ruby boozeday

Again an old age statement with this Glenlossie, as this one is a 20 years old “Old and Dignified” release. Is SMWS having a spring cleaning or a retiree reckoning these days? Either way, this one matured in a second fill charred ex-red wine barrique which I usually like,so let’s see!

SMWS 46.69
SMWS 46.69


A nice vinous smell, with hints of red berries yet leaving me the impression something’s amiss, unbalanced. It could (should?) be richer.


Oaky, vanilla and custard. Not very original but okay.


A sweet finish, slightly bitter, following the palate


By then in this tasting I was starting to annoy Jean-Philippe, our ambassador. 3 drams, 3 I didn’t really enjoy! Stroke of bad luck I guess? Either way, for that age statement this one was also disappointing, especially as to me the finish was there on the nose but not on the palate.

Rating: 84/100